5.0 build + extras

To keep it short and sweet, I am looking to build a NAS/web server/VM host with a low power consumption to keep costs of operation low. This is my first server build so I’m not sure if I am on the right track. Have done a lot of reading/research but would like a second opinion from those more experienced.


Want to have deep media storage (photos, videos, movies) and run a plex server

Web server:
Have a website I’d like to host locally and use my current web host as a failover if my home server goes down for some reason. Also would like to use the server to run a few different scripts. Mostly data analytics/scraping

Would like to keep things (plex, web server, anything else) separate through the use of multiple VMs.


ASROCK B85 PRO4 or Supermicro X10SLM±F

|i5-4670|SR14A|4C/4T|3.8GHz| or |i7-5775C|SR2AG|4C/8T|3.7GHz|65|10837|

best bang for buck 32gb NON-ECC or ECC depending on motherboard

Have some SSDs lying around to use for a boot drive for VMs
WD red for plex/deep storage

EVGA 500W or 750W. Leaning towards 500W just for the sake of consuming less power but not sure

Does anyone have any suggestions for better performance? Is there anything I am missing or could be added to improve the build? Open to any suggestions/critique. Thank you in advanced!

Would like to edit motherboard section to

i7-5775C SR2AG 4C/8T 3.7GHz OR Xeon E3-1280 V3 SR150 4C/8T 4.0GHz

Really want to go with 4C/8T since I will be doing more than using it just as a NAS